BK I would say do the 7m, but at a steady pace. Then back on the programme. missed miles wont matter at this stage as we are all highly tuned athletes now.
Carterusm: yeah exactly my problem. The amount of running I do I should weigh 10st, however I must admit my diet is generally crap and I like beer, like a lot. So as it stands when I started running I weighed 15st, abliet this has dropped to 14st last year, but now I dont put any weight on, but I don't lose it either. i.e. ive plataued at 14st. After Munich im having a detox month up to London, so hoping to get this down to 13 for london . fingers crossed.
cartersum. Pleasure all the way, except it wont be pleasure as im going to see Arsenal get thrashed by Bayern Munich.
I used to be an 800m runner back in the day for Barnet Copthall and my PB was 2.27, so I quite like the distance. However where these yasso 800's fall down is that they dont reconsile that im about 1stone over my fighting weight so at around 15-16 miles fatigue sets in quite badly for me, and I slow down drastically. On my last marathon at York I was at nearly 11 min miles by mile 26!!!!!
So I had a great track session last night on an OUTDOOR track at the John Charles sports centre as it didn't have an indoor one. They did have indoor bowls, so I must of imagined that indoor track up. ha ha.
So the plan was to do 800m x 10 with 2 minutes rest in-between each interval. My garmin was accidentally set on autolap by position, instead on manual, thus the thing was beeping like crazy the whole way around and I when I got home I required a big mug of tea and one of those giant calculators to figure out what had occurred. Anyway the splits were as follows. 2:52.9 2:57.4 3:02.9 3:16.6 3:10.0 3:11.4 3:12.6 3:14.5 3:05.9 2:57.1 total: 31:1.3 Thus my average lap time was 3:06, hence according to the yasso theory ill be doing the marathon in 3hours and 6 mins. Hmmmm. I tell you what if I pulled off a marathon time anything near that I would strip to my keks at the finish line and pole dance the flag pole at Buckingham Palace. ha ha. Seriously though, it felt great last night, and it was class having a floodlit track all to myself. I felt like an elite athlete or something off one of those lukazade adverts, although i'm more ginsters powered if anything else. Gym today for a legs sesh, then 8 miles tomorrow morning, then my 20 mile race on Sunday. This will be the peak week of training for me, and I need it too as i'm off to Munich on Monday.
Nell, I was at that very game you mention. Ticket cost me £150 too. That day no longer exists in my mind.
Carl - Not done a fartlek session for years but I remember they seemed to help me loads with losing weight before your big race, so may incorporate some into my training over the next few weeks. Sure fartlek is Sweedish for fun with speed, or playful speed or something along those lines. Dont quite know about that from my memories of them, but looks like you had a decent session on Tuesday.
Alibali. funny you mention an Ipad in the gym. Thats cool if you're watching a TV programme or film like you were, but last week I saw someone in the gym doing the 'insanity' workout on an ipad. Eh, surely thought the whole point of insanity was so you could do this in your living room in lieu of a gym membership. crazy people.
So after my 'marathon' blowout this weekend, I got in a pretty fast 5.5 miles that included 2 mega hills on Monday night. I was on a train to Birmingham at silly O'clock yesterday, so was wiped out by the time I got home last night. I'm at a track tonight for a crack at the Yasso 800's ive mentioned, so ill let you know how I get on.
Im going to run 800m at 5k pace, then jog a 400m at a very slow recovery race, then repeat x 10
As its an indoor track I figure that ill press lap on my garmin when I start / finish a 800m and then recovery lap, thus when I upload the data ill have 20 laps on there with 800m's being shown as alternative laps. Unless anyone else has a better idea how to set this up?
Nell: cracking 10k there mate. I too want to do a sub 40 10k in 2014, but my PB ATM is 41.59, so I too have some work to do.
Ali: Great LSR. Sometimes its not all about the pace, just getting out there and running for 3 hours, builds up the stamina wonderfully.
BK: Im in the same boat mate, need to make up for lost miles this week for the following reason
I unfortunately had one of those 'lost' weekends. Out on the beers straight after work on Friday, thus did quite a half cut and too fast for my condition parkrun Saturday morning. Then straight down to Stoke on the 11:40 train to see my beloved Arsenal play. Didnt get back to Leeds untill well past midnight, and was beered up to the eyeballs im afraid, and sporting quite a few beer injuries (including a very tight Hammy from my PR I ran too fast). The 20 miles I had pencilled in for Sunday was longtime cancelled in my mind on the train back in my inebriated state, thus I spent Sunday drinking more beer, and eating crap food. Oh dear!!!!!
Must do better this week, but im going to give the Yasso 800's a go on Wednesday, and on Sunday im running in the East Hull 20m, so at least I know ill do my 20 mile run for sure.